Lecture: The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream
Event Sponsors: The Kansas City Public Library, The Mid America Regional Council
Author Christopher B. Leinberger describes how government policy over the last 60 years – driven by the auto and oil industry – has encouraged suburban sprawl with its strip malls and isolated housing developments. The result: decline of community, urban decay, pollution, and a rise in obesity and asthma. But there’s a new approach (or perhaps it’s an old approach) in which citizens live, work, and play within easy walking distance.
Developer and educator Leinberger is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and is director of the Graduate Real Estate Program at the University of Michigan.
6 pm reception, 6:30 pm program
For more information and to RSVP: http://www.kclibrary.org/event/christopher-b-leinberger-option-urbanism